Species Rickettsia prowazekii

Name: Rickettsia prowazekii da Rocha-Lima 1916 (Approved Lists 1980)

Category: Species

Proposed as: sp. nov.

Etymology: pro.wa.zek’i.i. N.L. gen. masc. n. prowazekii, of Prowazek, named after Stanislav von Prowazek, an early investigator of the etiology of typhus who died of typhus contracted in the course of his studies

Gender: feminine

Type strain: ATCC VR-142; Brein1; Breinl

16S rRNA gene: M21789 Analyse FASTA

Effective publication: Da Rocha-Lima H. Zur Aetiologie des Fleckfiebers. Berliner Klinische Wochenschrift 1916; 53:567-569.

IJSEM list: Skerman VBD, McGowan V, Sneath PHA. Approved lists of bacterial names. Int J Syst Bacteriol 1980; 30:225-420.

Nomenclatural status: validly published under the ICNP, conserved name

Taxonomic status: correct name

Risk group: 3

Parent taxon: Rickettsia da Rocha-Lima 1916 (Approved Lists 1980)

Assigned by: Da Rocha-Lima H. Zur Aetiologie des Fleckfiebers. Berliner Klinische Wochenschrift 1916; 53:567-569.

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Record number: 784798